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Fifteen Friday Facts

  1. In Mexico, the Tooth Fairy is known as the ‘Tooth Mouse’.
  2. Polar Bears can eat more than 50 lbs. of meat in one setting.
  3. During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water!
  4. The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.
  5. 4.5 pounds of sunlight strike the Earth each day.
  6. Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
  7. Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer.
  8. More people in China speak English than in the United States.
  9. Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.
  10. Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don’t seem to have this problem.
  11. In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world.
  12. Most people who read the word ‘yawning’ will yawn!
  13. The first patented condom was meant to be reused!
  14. Today’s top fuel dragsters take off with more force than the space shuttle.
  15. Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
These facts are from www.nicefacts.com.
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